Then I saw that race / Now I’m a believer

As distinct from the situation in the U.S. House of Representatives, where the Republicans must at a bare minimum win the majority if the Democratic agenda is to be stopped and turned back (and I hope that the Republicans do far better than win a bare majority), I have never pushed or been invested in the idea of the GOP winning control of the U.S. Senate this year. I have doubted and dismissed it, as it would require a large-scale, one-sided loss of Democratic seats that seemed virtually impossible. But when, in one of the “bluest” states in the country, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, who has been that state’s attorney general and a prominent state and national figure for decades, is only three points ahead of the Republican candidate, who is a former TV-wrestling impresario, such a sweeping Democratic loss in the Senate no longer seems out of the question.

At Hot Air, the blogger with the ridiculous name AllahPundit writes:

consider this a rough metric for how blue a state needs to be this year for the Democratic nominee to have a chance at winning. Obama took Connecticut by 23 points two years ago, and now state attorney general Dick Blumenthal is within the margin of error—against a pro-wrestling impresario. When The One said he’d bring about Change, he wasn’t kidding.
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Paul K. writes:

I am a Connecticut resident. Two years ago I saw countless yard signs for Obama and very few for McCain. This year I have noticed countless yard signs for “Linda!” (McMahon) and so far I don’t think I’ve seen a single one for Blumenthal.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at September 29, 2010 09:00 AM | Send

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